Date: Saturday, September 19th
Day: 2 Flash N°: 6
Special stage: Yeşilbelde 2 Distance: 31.79 km
Weather: Hot and sunny, 31-32°C
Road conditions: Dry, rough and dusty with loose rocks
Car 17. OGIER/INGRASSIA
Lost the lead and slipped to third behind Evans. Front-left puncture with tyre off the rim and rumours of
a potential transmission issue.
Car 33. EVANS/MARTIN
Up to second place. “It’s very difficult, the tyre wear is high and it’s very rough as well.”
Car 11. NEUVILLE/GILSOUL
New rally leader. “It was okay for me. I had a good stage. The tyre wear must be very high. At the end I
was sliding around. We slowed down in the middle and were better towards the end. Now we have two
new tyres for the next two.”
Car 69. ROVANPERĀ/HALTTUNEN
Front-right puncture and dropped 14.3 seconds to Suninen. ”No idea. I don’t know where I got the
puncture. I just got it somewhere.”
Car 3. SUNINEN/LEHTINEN
Damage to the front of the Ford Fiesta with cooling ducting hanging out of the underside of the car.
“Yes. It is normal here!”
Car 4. LAPPI/FERM
“We changed the dampers but it is not still perfect.”
Car 9. LOEB/ELENA
“I lost the tyres completely at the end. I don’t know how we can go on.”
Car 44. GREENSMITH/EDMONDSON
Rear-right puncture at the stage finish. “I had a puncture in this stage last year around the same area.”
Car 7. LOUBET/LANDAIS
Thirteen seconds faster than his morning’s run, despite locking the brakes and stalling near the finish.
The Frenchman looked exhausted at the stage finish.
Car 22. FOURMAUX/JAMOUL
Stopped four kilometres into the stage.
Car 23. BRYNILDSEN/MINOR
Retirement reason confirmed -puncture on SS3 and then the wheel came off further into the stage.